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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

When Your Sump Pump Dumps

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

We can’t be sure who thought up the grand idea of the sump pump…basically leaving a large open crock in the lower levels of a structure, running footer tile into it and then installing an electric pump inside the whole kitten kaboodle to move unwanted water out of the structure.  That said, these pumps can be found in a large number of basements. The challenge: they are absolutely known to fail.  In many cases, the pump itself burns out from overuse, exposure, lack of maintenance or age. But the power source can also go out, or too much water gains entry and the pump simply can no longer keep up.  This can be especially bad for the household if the basement area is finished or the family has a lot of priceless personal belongings stored in the affected areas. The overflow of unwanted basement water not only stains walls, it can destroy furnishings, damage appliances, compromise the integrity of foundations and create an environment for the growth of mold and bacteria. SERVPRO of Southeastern Cuyahoga County is always here to assist with mitigation, reconstruction, cleaning and contents services to combat and overcome a loss tied to a down sump pump. We always work to make sure it turns out “Like it never even happened."

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